Heart of Green is proud to be serving on the Honorary Committee for the California Clean Air Awards on April 24. Held at the top of the Westin St. Francis with sweeping views of the city, this event is a must for anyone who is passionate about breathing clean air and promoting climate resilience.
The Clean Air Awards recognize the outstanding work being done in the business, government, education, health, and nonprofit sectors to advance air quality and lung health. Awards are given in the following categories: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Leadership, Public Health, Smart Growth and Green Buildings, Public Awareness, and Transportation.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Westin St. Francis
Alexandra’s Ballroom, 32 Floor
335 Powell Street
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Congressman Jared Huffman, Senator Mark Leno, CEO of BAAQMD Jack Broadbent, President of Silicon Valley Leadership Group Carl Guardino, Founder of Heart of Green Nadine Weil
- Emcee Sarah Backhouse of Future360.tv
- Keynote speaker Mark Z. Jacobson, Ph.D, of Stanford University, recently seen here on the David Letterman Show with the plan to power all 50 states with renewable energy
- Clean Air Awards
- Delicious luncheon in a beautiful setting
- Networking with over 200 Bay Area leaders
Mark Jacobson Sarah Backhouse
Reserve your place at www.cleanairawards.org
Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo
See a car on the road in California spewing exhaust fumes into the air? Write down its license plate and report it anonymously to 1-800-Exhaust (394-2878) either by calling the number directly or by filling out the form on 800exhaust.org . It is one of my favorite pastimes while sitting in traffic.
When I won the Clean Air Award in Public Awareness in 2007, I thought at first that it was for reporting the most number of dirty cars! It turns out that it was for promoting environmental awareness, but I am still trying to break my record for number of cars reported per year. The owners of the vehicles receive a letter in the mail asking them to clean up their car. In talking to folks, I find that many people simply do not know that their car is smoking because, well, the tailpipe is in the back of the car.
This is one of the many reasons why electric cars are so brilliant. They have no exhaust fumes and no noise, and of course they use no gasoline. If they are charged up via electricity that is coming from a renewable power source like solar or wind, then it is truly like driving on a cloud.
Air pollution kills 7 million people prematurely each year. Let's fix this. We look forward to seeing you at the Clean Air Awards!